Welcome to my site. I'm an artist based in west London, UK. I make compositions with strong sculptural qualities, including relief elements. They are inspired by the properties of my preferred materials - wood, linen, egg yolk, pigments, leather - and explore their unlimited potential configurations. My aim is the creation of extraordinary new objects which explore the interface between the world as it really is and the way we see it.
I also paint portraits and enjoy collaborating with my clients to create paintings that will be treasured and enjoyed for generations. I use one of the most ancient and durable painting media, egg tempera, and have developed a working technique which yields stunningly life-like images. For more information about portrait commissions please see the gallery "Portraits and figure paintings".
For my "how to" guide to egg tempera painting please click here: Pete Swann guide to egg tempera
If you have any questions or comments, or would like to discuss a commission, please get in touch via the Contact page. Thank you for your visit.